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Bonifas Fine Arts Center

700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
906-786-3833

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September 2018

Ashtanga Yoga with Heather Bruss

September 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until September 24, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Heather Bruss DATES: September 10, 17, 24 Yoga provides a great way to strengthen and tone muscles, and increase flexibility. Studies by the National Institute of Health have proven the effectiveness of yoga for mental alertness, stress relief and increased immune system function. Students will learn how to synchronize breath with standing postures and increase the benefits of their workout. Using the same sequence each time, improvements are easy to see. With this repetition, the Ashtanga practice itself becomes…

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Toddler Art — Session 1

September 13 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until October 25, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Lorne Watson DATES: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25 Join us for creative play activities and music fun! Lead by professional teachers and musicians, toddlers will be combining fun and learning to help nurture imagination, problem solving and developing motor skills. Art stations and music provide hands on fun. 2 seven week sessions Session 1: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25 Session 2: November 1, 8, 15, 29 (skips Thanksgiving), December 6, 13,…

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Preschool Art and Music

September 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until October 18, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Lorne Watson DATES: Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18 From the people who bring you Toddler Art, this new workshop offers a guided and joyful experience in the Bonifas Gallery for preschool-aged children and their caregivers.  Young artists will explore layering, textures, and colors in varied mediums such as paint, clay and drawing.  Their imaginations will grow as an individual and through collaborative projects based in art-play, storytelling and music. Meets for a 6 week semester on…

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Vintage Furniture Painting

September 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 26, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Diane Kribs-Mays DATES: September 19 & 26 Bring a piece of old furniture with you (chair, very small table or a nightstand) and take home your own unique piece of art! Transform well worn chair or table that was sitting in your garage into unique piece of art that is as functional as it is attractive! Place at your dining room table, breakfast nook or to brighten the guest bedroom - sit back and enjoy the compliments! Class will…

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The Art of Breadmaking

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Mike Berg DATES: September 20 “Gluten-free” bread shouldn’t feel like punishment or lack nutrition! If you have to be “gluten-free,” sometimes all you want is a sandwich again – and you want it to taste like real bread, not sawdust. To make those dreams come true, artisanal baker Mike Berg in making fresh, delicious and nutritional gluten free bread. This class will outfit you with the tools, recipes, and know-how to confidently bake gluten-free in your own kitchen. Join the class and…

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Paint Night with Staci Berg

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Staci Berg DATES: September 21, November 9, 30 Come for a fun evening of painting a seasonal scene with acrylics. Bring a few friends and a beverage of choice. Take home a unique piece of art, and kick off the weekend in style!   Three Nights Bonifas Member: $65 |Each Night Bonifas Member: $25 | Three Nights Non-Member: $80 | Each Night Non-Member: $30

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Belly Dancing – Beginner Level Session 1

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 31, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Jenna Harmon DATES: September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Come have fun, and experience the benefits of learning basic belly dance moves. Jeana Harmon will have you in fluid motion and putting together a routine by the end of six weeks. What is referred to in the West as “belly dancing” is actually raqs sharqi or Dance of the East. Based on movements that come naturally to the female form, it provides a wealth of healthful benefits,…

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4H Spin Club: Fun with Paper Mache

September 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until October 25, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Dave Radloff DATES: Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 Looking for some messy fun? Learn to make figures out of newspaper, tape, cardboard, balloons and wire. We’ll start simple and advance to more elaborate projects. Your imagination is the limit. Ages: 9-15 (youth under 9 must be accompanied by an adult)   Register by September 23 Student Fee: $35 | Become a Bonifas Member »

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October 2018

Ashtanga Yoga with Heather Bruss

October 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until October 29, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Heather Bruss DATES: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Yoga provides a great way to strengthen and tone muscles, and increase flexibility. Studies by the National Institute of Health have proven the effectiveness of yoga for mental alertness, stress relief and increased immune system function. Students will learn how to synchronize breath with standing postures and increase the benefits of their workout. Using the same sequence each time, improvements are easy to see. With this repetition, the Ashtanga practice…

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Culinary Arts: Ukranian Cuisine

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Lana Farley DATES: October 2 The perennial favorite series, “What’s Cooking”, is BACK! The series of cooking demonstrations are designed to bring out your artistry in the kitchen. Each session includes step-by-step demonstrations in the kitchen and delectable samples in the gallery. Some of our chefs like to engage the audience in demonstrations. Viewers leave with a list of tips and recipes in hand and a smile on their faces. A questions & answers period will follow demonstrations.  These sessions fill up…

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Raku Pottery with Al Hansen

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until October 18, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Al Hansen DATES: October 4 & 18 Join local potter and retired Bay College instructor, Al Hansen in the pottery studio for a session of hand building and wheel throwing and a second session of glazing and firing raku pottery. Raku is a traditional form of Japanese pottery that has historically used in the Japanese tea ceremony. This is a low-fire, reduction process that involves handling red-hot clay pieces and combustible material. The result is an exciting firing process…

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Mind-Body-Soul Reset: The Art of Wellness

October 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 30, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTORS: Stephanie Ostrenga & Tracy Abram, MSU Extension DATES: October 9, 16, 23 & 30 Reset and fine-tune your health before holiday season. The four-part series are designed to provide you with tools of improving main building blocks of your physical and mental health. Take all classes of the series for a complete wellness reset or choose the one that line up most with your current goals. Practice your new behaviors for 6 weeks and establish healthy new habits that…

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Tissue Paper Landscape on Canvas

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Sue Benesch DATE: October 11 Artist and experienced art instructor Susan Benesch will teach you how to make what is commonly known as a children’s craft into an adult art, expanding it and leaving the class with a piece of unique art to decorate your home or give as a present.   Bonifas Member: $35 | Non-Member: $40 | Become a Bonifas Member »

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Glass Mosaic Window Panel

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 24, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Jan Dillon DATES: October 17 & 24 In this class you will create a mosaic design on the glass of a wooden picture frame to display in a window. Pieces of stained glass will be glued onto the glass of a picture frame. The piece will not be grouted. 8X11 oak frames will be provided or you can bring your own frame. HELD IN UPPER STUDIO Student Fee: $32 members, $ 38 non-members   Register by October 10 Bonifas…

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The Art of Flowers with Dave Gafner

October 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on November 15, 2018 at 5:30pm

One event on December 6, 2018 at 5:30pm

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Dave Gafner DATES: October 18, November 15, December 6 Three part series Session 1 - October 18 – Fall bulbs for spring flowers. Participants take home bulbs. Session 2 - November 15 - Thanksgiving centerpiece. Participants take home Thanksgiving centerpiece (low vase). Session 3 - December 6 – Christmas arrangements. Participants take home Christmas arrangement, something with 16 inch taper red or white candles Dr. Gafner is a celebrity florist, who worked on Oscars ceremonies, is associate and…

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Barn Quilt Workshop

October 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Mary Felton-Kolstad DATES: October 24 Visiting artist Mary Felton - Kolstad hosts a workshop to help you create and paint your own Barn Quilt to make your barn or shed look unique. Paint a wooden 2x2 plaque in a quilted pattern, meet new friends and learn new skills. Please print your pattern or graph (instructions are attached to the registration form – all supplies are provided). PATTERNS must be sent in to the artists a week ahead of time…

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November 2018

Toddler Art — Session 2

November 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Thursday, repeating until December 20, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Lorne Watson DATES: November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6, 13, 20 Join us for creative play activities and music fun! Lead by professional teachers and musicians, toddlers will be combining fun and learning to help nurture imagination, problem solving and developing motor skills. Art stations and music provide hands on fun. 2 seven week sessions Session 1: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25 Session 2: November 1, 8, 15, 29 (skips Thanksgiving), December 6, 13,…

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Ashtanga Yoga with Heather Bruss

November 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until November 26, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Heather Bruss DATES: November 5, 12, 19, 26 Yoga provides a great way to strengthen and tone muscles, and increase flexibility. Studies by the National Institute of Health have proven the effectiveness of yoga for mental alertness, stress relief and increased immune system function. Students will learn how to synchronize breath with standing postures and increase the benefits of their workout. Using the same sequence each time, improvements are easy to see. With this repetition, the Ashtanga practice itself…

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Culinary Arts: Greek Cuisine

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Christina Economopulos DATES: November 6 The perennial favorite series, “What’s Cooking”, is BACK! The series of cooking demonstrations are designed to bring out your artistry in the kitchen. Each session includes step-by-step demonstrations in the kitchen and delectable samples in the gallery. Some of our chefs like to engage the audience in demonstrations. Viewers leave with a list of tips and recipes in hand and a smile on their faces. A questions & answers period will follow demonstrations.  These sessions fill up…

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Belly Dancing – Beginner Level Session 2

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 28, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Jenna Harmon DATES: November 7, 14, 28 Come have fun, and experience the benefits of learning basic belly dance moves. Jeana Harmon will have you in fluid motion and putting together a routine by the end of six weeks. What is referred to in the West as “belly dancing” is actually raqs sharqi or Dance of the East. Based on movements that come naturally to the female form, it provides a wealth of healthful benefits, improving balance and reducing…

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Abstract Painting: Beginner – Intermediate Level

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Pamela Anderson DATE: November 9 "Welcome to all who wish to explore abstract painting whether you are experienced or new to the process. We will have loads of fun and create beautiful artwork together!" -Pamela Anderson Abstract painting is an intuitive and spontaneous process. Join Milwaukee artist, Pamela Anderson, in a relaxed and practical exercise in learning how tools, color, form, mark-making, and gestural movement can create mood, inspire, and ignite imagination. Discover how to create your own personal…

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Paint Night with Staci Berg

November 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Staci Berg DATES: September 21, November 9, 30 Come for a fun evening of painting a seasonal scene with acrylics. Bring a few friends and a beverage of choice. Take home a unique piece of art, and kick off the weekend in style!   Three Nights Bonifas Member: $65 | Each Night Bonifas Member: $25 | Three Nights Non-Member: $80 | Each Night Non-Member: $30 | Become a Bonifas Member »

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Flea Market Flip

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Staci Berg DATES: November 15 Repurpose an old frame into a work of functional art. Choose from the options of making a magnet boards, chalkboard or a serving tray as your final object d’art and employ your creativity to make it as unique as it is useful! Bring a few friends and a beverage of choice. Let the guys sit in the cold dark blind while you kick off the hunting season surrounded by creative friends!   Register by…

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Encaustic Portrait

November 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: April South Olson DATES: November 27 Learn a unique art of encaustic. Take a picture, mount it on the wood, cover with encaustic and give someone a unique and memorable present for the holiday season! STUDENTS PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN 4x6 or 5x7 photo.   Register by November 20 Bonifas Member: $30 | Non-Member: $35 | Become a Bonifas Member »

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Paint Night with Staci Berg

November 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Staci Berg DATES: September 21, November 9, 30 Come for a fun evening of painting a seasonal scene with acrylics. Bring a few friends and a beverage of choice. Take home a unique piece of art, and kick off the weekend in style!   Three Nights Bonifas Member: $65 | Each Night Bonifas Member: $25 | Three Nights Non-Member: $80 | Each Night Non-Member: $30 | Become a Bonifas Member »

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December 2018

Ashtanga Yoga with Heather Bruss

December 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until December 17, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Heather Bruss DATES: December 3, 10, 17 Yoga provides a great way to strengthen and tone muscles, and increase flexibility. Studies by the National Institute of Health have proven the effectiveness of yoga for mental alertness, stress relief and increased immune system function. Students will learn how to synchronize breath with standing postures and increase the benefits of their workout. Using the same sequence each time, improvements are easy to see. With this repetition, the Ashtanga practice itself becomes…

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Culinary Arts: Indian Cuisine

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Mitzy Brayak DATES: December 4 The perennial favorite series, “What’s Cooking”, is BACK! The series of cooking demonstrations are designed to bring out your artistry in the kitchen. Each session includes step-by-step demonstrations in the kitchen and delectable samples in the gallery. Some of our chefs like to engage the audience in demonstrations. Viewers leave with a list of tips and recipes in hand and a smile on their faces. A questions & answers period will follow demonstrations.  These sessions fill up…

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Gingerbread Houses Holiday Workshop

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Eddie Moritz DATES: DECEMBER 8 Join the experts at the Bonifas for our traditional family holiday workshop by creating your own gingerbread house. A great way to enhance your holidays, this wonderful workshop will warm hearts of your entire family as you create lasting memories for many years to come. Adults and children are invited to attend (children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult) and this class fills up fast so pre-registration is required to ensure a…

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